• Media Capabilities API: While not yet
available in current browser stacks,
development is underway to enable
configurations that determine the best
media source to play for a given device’s
processing power, bandwidth, and power
consumption. HTML5 video APIs are being
expanded to enable applications to test
the display and codec capabilities of the
device. This will allow HDR content to be
delivered to supported devices.
Developers in all facets of web production
can celebrate a return to more streamlined de-
ployment pipelines. As a video solutions archi-
tect, I hope PWA technologies will also function
to help meet the growing demand for smart
TV apps. Business stakeholders and developers
who aspire to build applications that have few-
er obstacles to deploy to their audiences should
be inspired by PWA technology.
Robert Reinhardt ( email@example.com) is founder of VideoRx
and is internationally regarded as an expert on multimedia
application development and online video, particularly in HTML5,
iOS, Flash, AVC/H.264, and HEVC/H.265.
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